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August 31, 2018

For the past few years, employees at Nash UNC Health Care were not able to receive affordable care at Nash County’s largest medical practice, but that situation will change beginning on Saturday.

A new agreement between Nash UNC Health Care and the Boice-Willis Clinic will allow employees of…

August 30, 2018

CHICAGO — Marijuana’s main mind-altering ingredient was detected in nursing mothers’ breast milk in a small study that comes amid evidence that more U.S. women are using pot during pregnancy and afterward.

Experts said the ingredient, THC, has chemical properties that could allow…

Marijuana Pregnancy

August 26, 2018

The Nash County Home Health Agency may have been sold recently to a third-party provider, but the Nash UNC Health Care Hospice and Palliative Care program is still doing business the way it has been doing for more than 30 years.

“I think some people were confused by the coverage of the recent…

August 23, 2018

WALLINGFORD, Conn. — Victoria Kozar, like many students, met one of her best friends while in college.

The now 23-year-old, who attended Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, said she and Beth lived in the same building and spent hours talking about everything from boyfriends to baking.

Her…

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August 16, 2018

WASHINGTON — You know your cholesterol, your blood pressure ... your heart gene score? Researchers say a new way of analyzing genetic test data may one day help identify people at high risk of a youthful heart attack in time to help.

Today, gene testing mostly focuses on rare mutations in one…

Genetic Frontiers Uncertain Tests

August 09, 2018

It was a solution no parent wants to hear: To get rid of a brain tumor and stop their young son’s seizures, surgeons would need to cut out one-sixth of his brain.

But for Tanner Collins, it was the best option.

A slow-growing tumor was causing sometimes-daily seizures, and medications…

BRAIN

August 02, 2018

CHICAGO — Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only helps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental decline that often leads to Alzheimer’s disease, a major study finds.

It is the first time a single step has been clearly shown to help prevent a…

Alzheimer Blood Pressure

July 26, 2018

New research shows more promise for using AIDS treatment drugs as a prevention tool, to help keep uninfected people from catching HIV during sex with a partner who has the virus.

There were no infections among gay men who used a two-drug combo pill either daily or just before and after sex with…

Drugs Prevention

July 18, 2018

Nash UNC Health Care is seeing improvements in its patient and family experience scores, according to a press release from the hospital.

“We are seeing notable improvements in our patient satisfaction scores, thanks to our renewed focus on patient and visitor experience in recent months,…

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July 16, 2018

North Carolina's first advocacy group for persons with metastatic breast cancer — the North Carolina Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance — has been established.

Stephanie L. Walker, RN, BSN, said she founded the group in order to make metastatic breast cancer patients, like…

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